StarCraft II’s New Archon Mode Featured in Upcoming Red Bull Battle Grounds Playoffs

After six fiercely competitive weeks of qualifier action, the final challenge for top StarCraft II players hoping to compete in the Red Bull Battle Grounds has arrived: the final Playoffs takes place this weekend, Friday, August 28th – Sunday, August 30th.


This year’s Red Bull Battle Grounds – a competitive video game tournament series – has featured heart-stopping competitive play with StarCraft II’s Archon mode, a new multiplayer experience that will be included in the upcoming Legacy of the Void standalone expansion pack. Two players take over one army, controlling it cooperatively against another two-player team’s army. Archon Mode promises to be intense and exciting as the qualifiers series comes to an end this weekend.

The Red Bull Battle Grounds Playoffs will host eight teams that have won a series of action-packed qualifiers over the summer. Featuring an original tournament set-up that allows teams to challenge other teams directly, each team will start off with three lives and the last two teams standing will be named victors.

The top two teams from this weekend’s Playoffs will advance to the Grand Finals on September 19th in Washington D.C, where they will face off with two other teams: one featuring 2014’s reigning Red Bull Battle Grounds champion Bomber with a teammate to be named later, and winners of the Toronto qualifier, viOLet and MaSa.

With the likes of prestigious StarCraft II veterans such as TaeJa and MC taking the stage at the Playoffs this weekend, Archon Mode will redefine StarCraft II’s competitive gameplay as players are forced to work as a team. Fans will witness first-hand how this impacts top-level eSports, as Legacy of the Void releases to the public later this year.

Friday, August 28th – Sunday, August, 30th
Livestream starts at 10AM PST every day at

Red Bull eSports Studio in Santa Monica, California

The Casters
Nathan “Nathanias” Fabrikant
Paulo “CatZ” Vizcarra
Andre “Gretorp” Hengchua
Danny “ViBE” Scherlong

The Players
Chris “HuK” Loranger + Jang “MC” Min Chul
Brandon “puCK” Qual + Bailey “Bails” Thomas
Park “DongRaeGu (DRG)” Soo Ho + Yoo “True” Ki Sung
Yang “Alicia” Joon Sik + Choi “CranK” Jae Won
Aleksandar “Beastyqt” Krstić + Kevin “qxc” Riley
Seo “Journey” Tae Hee + Kim “Reality” Ki Hyun
Kim “Heart” Min Hyuk + Kim “Ryung” Dong Won
Yun “TaeJa” Young Seo + Choi “TheStC” Yun Sik

Tune into all of the Action starting this Friday, August 28th at 10AM PST and Purchase Tickets for the Red Bull Battle Grounds Grand Finals in Washington D.C. at:

SOURCE: Red Bull Media Press Release